Icer Tip Question

Decorating By kansasgirl Updated 14 Jul 2005 , 11:19pm by Cake_Princess

kansasgirl Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 11:52am
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I am going to try using the icer tip to frost a cake. Do I need to apply a crumb coat first? Thanks

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thecakeboutique Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 11:57am
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I think it is personal preference. I know most of the people I know do apply crumb coats prior to icing.

irisinbloom Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 12:27pm
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When I use the icer tip I don't crumb coat, but like thecakeboutique said it is a personal preference. thumbs_up.gif

niki_10 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 12:45pm
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I do a crumb coat, but I don't think you have to with the tip. I just got the tip so I'm not used to it yet.

ntertayneme Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 12:55pm
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I think it's totally a personal preference... I still crumb coat. Why? I dunno, just from the old school I guess and got into the habit lol .. I feel it seals in all my crumbs and then you don't have to worry about any showing .. I always manage to scrap too far down if I don't put a crumb coat and pull crumbs up into my icing.. but it's really up to the individual doing the cake icon_smile.gif

llj68 Posted 13 Jul 2005 , 1:55pm
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I don't crumb coat on my cakes--ever. I never had a problem with crumbs until I tried the icer tip. Arfter the first few failed attempts, I posted a question here and found that the icing I was using was too stiff. Even though it was the exact same icing I used for my "slap -n- spread" method. I thinned it out a bit and it works great.

Takes some getting used to, though. If I'm just doing a little cake--I use the old fashioned method.


irisinbloom Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 9:04pm
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llj68, I love your term slap-n-spread, thats what I do slap it on. Thats truely made my day, cause it's been a rough day at work.

aupekkle Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 9:21pm
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I've never had to crumb coat while using the icing tip. It works really well. It does take some time to get used to and it does use quite a bit of frosting for the decorator bag.

llj68 Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by irisinbloom

llj68, I love your term slap-n-spread, thats what I do slap it on. Thats truely made my day, cause it's been a rough day at work.

Glad I could help and hope it gets or got better for you!! icon_biggrin.gif


Cake_Princess Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 11:19pm
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It seems to me the purpose of the cake icer tip is to eliminate having to crumb coat. It puts out a thick enough ribbon of icing that all you have to do is go over it with your spatula.

Personally if I use my spatula I Do a crumb coat. If using Tip #789, it seems almost pointless.

Hope this helps

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